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Cord Martin Music Resume



Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari)

Doubling Experience on secondary instruments: Flute and Clarinet

Proficient sight-reading skills

Proficient improvisational skills in various genres

Experience playing in diverse musical styles: classical, gospel, jazz, pop, funk, latin, etc.

Experience in recording studio as a soloist and horn section

Experience with conducting and orchestration/arranging



Middle Tennessee State University

• Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2010)

Sam Houston State University

• Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting (2014)

Teaching Experience:

  • Co-Director of Bands at Whitthorne Middle School (2011-present).

  • I teach woodwind, brass and percussion instruments to over 225 students from grades 6-8.

  • Director of the Murfreesboro Youth Jazz Orchestra (2011-2015)

  • Director of the Ethos Jazz Ensemble (2015-present)

Clinician Experience:

  • I served as guest clinician for the All Mid-Tennessee 7th and 8th Grade Jazz Band 

  • I served as guest clinician for the All-Rutherford County High School Jazz Band 

Live Performance Experience:

New Jersey-based saxophonist Don Braden (played with Freddie Hubbard and others)

Aretha Franklin at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center October 2015

CMA Country Christmas Show with Brian Setzer (ABC Television) Nov 2015

I perform regularly on the Nashville music scene. Some of these artists/groups are:

Gospel jazz pianist Ben Tankard

Smooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun

Denver and the Mile High Orchestra

Latin Jazz group El Movimiento

Scat Springs Band

John Birdsong (Jazz Bassist)

Tyronn Hamilton (Jazz Pianist)

The Duffy Jackson Big Band

Jazz trumpeter Rod McGaha and his United for Peace Orchestra

Nashville independent artist Jason Eskridge


Recording Experience:

• Recorded on Gospel artist Benita Washington’s Faithful God (2010) alto, tenor sax

• Recorded on gospel recording artist Jamar Carter’s Verily (2009)

• Recorded on Riverside SDA Church’s Psalms of Exaltation (2013)

• Recorded with The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker’s Burn It Down (2009)

• Recorded with Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s Black Mozart Ensemble (2009) soprano/tenor

• Recorded on Chris West’s Trilogy album

• Recorded with Mick Hicks’ This is Life album

• Recorded on various samples and demos for up and coming artist and writers

• Recored Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones on a Rock and Roll record for producer Jim Corrigan




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